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NEST Tutorial

NEST Tutorial

Time: TBA

Place: TBA

Participants: 30

Trainer: Jochen M. Eppler (High Performance Computing in Neuroscience Division - Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS) - Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)) 


NEST Tutorial
The neuroscientific community has high demands on the professional handling of complex software tools and frameworks in the work of PhD students. Learning to use and understand these instruments is essential for progress in research. In favor of scientific reproducibility, many journals as well demand that employed software and routines are provided or made publicly available. However, the field of computational neuroscience has reached a level where models and tools can hardly be developed by single researchers or institutes anymore. Therefore training in usage of established community software is essential. This workshop will enable students to build on the experience developed over the past decades and to benefit from the know-how implemented in the NEST - Neuronal Simulation Technology to reproducibly perform accurate simulations.


Jochen M. Eppler  received his PhD in Computer Science in 2010 from the University of Freiburg (Germany). Since then, he is a Postdoc at Forschungszentrum Jülich where he works on the development of simulation tools for large networks of spiking neurons, especially on usability and performance issues. His main interest is in algorithms for parallel and distributed computing.

Only participants who registered for the Conference are eligible to attend the workshops.